Ocala’s Marion Theatre announced that Duke Energy will provide funding for a program to promote literacy.
The grant will support the Marion County Literacy Council and The Friends of the Ocala Public Library, according to a press release.
The 6-month initiative launches in January. The Marion Theatre, which is managed by the Reilly Arts Center, will hold a movie-event each month featuring a literary-based film.
During the event, a nonprofit will be featured and guests will be invited to bring in-kind donations, such as books, notebooks, or cash-only gift cards. Guests also will be able to make cash donations at the Marion Theatre concession. Additionally, Duke Energy will sponsor a monthly family film and provide complimentary popcorn for guests to those films. In-kind donations also will be accepted at these films.
Film events, sponsored by Duke Energy will take place on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Upcoming dates and films include: Thursday, Jan. 21: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Supporting the Marion County Literacy Council Thursday, Feb. 18: – The Color Purple Supporting Friends of the Ocala Public Library Thursday, March 18: – Ready Player One Supporting the Marion County Literacy Council